RECESS | Things to do this week: See street performers, explore cosmetology, make a 'Harry Potter' feast

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Save the date: St. Agnes Academy, 30 Carson Ave., in Dalton, will host an open house program at the school, from 6-7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 1. Interested parents from throughout the area are invited to attend and take a tour and learn more about the pre-kindergarten through Grade 8 parochial school. Faculty, current students, and parents will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Financial aid opportunities and busing will also be discussed. All new families who attend the program will be entered into a raffle for a 25 percent discount on next year's tuition. For more information, contact Headmaster James Stankiewicz at 413-684-3143 or visit www.stagnescc.com.



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Sign up: The new round of Railroad Street Youth Project's Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program starts on Feb. 5. Held in partnership with Caroline Crehan Becker, owner of Mulberry Hair Company in Great Barrington, the program takes place on Monday afternoons from 3-5 p.m. Participants will learn how to run a hair salon, from cutting and blow drying to hair color and shampooing in a fun, relaxed environment. For more information, contact Huck at 413-528-2475 or huck@rsyp.org.



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Students of the "New Orleans Style Jazz" Williams College Winter Study course in street performance, taught by local musician Andy Kelly (Class of 1980), will perform at 5 p.m. in the Paresky Center, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, at the college in Williamstown. Like buskers, the students will perform for tips. All money raised will go to Crosby Elementary School students to help them purchase musical instruments. Info: Email Andrew .Kelly @williams.edu



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The "Kids Can Cook" series at Berkshire Co-op Market, 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington, continues this Saturday at 10:30 a.m., featuring "A Harry Potter Themed Meal." Pumpkin pasties and butter beer are on the menu, and participants are encouraged to come dressed as a favorite Harry Potter character. Guests have a chance to win a copy of "The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook." To reserve a seat, call 413-528-9697 or email community@berkshire.coop.



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Beginning this week, art therapist Marney Schorr will lead a 12-week "Arts in Recovery for Youth" program. The program is designed for young people, ages 13-24, who struggle with suicidal thoughts and behaviors or who have survived a suicide attempt. Participants will use creative expression with art materials, safety skills and therapeutic techniques, as well as collaboration with clinical providers and parents. There is no cost to attend, but a clinician referral is necessary. Meetings will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. To register or for more information, contact Schorr at marn73@hotmail.com or at 631-697-8291, or find the program page on Facebook.


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